Seven AFL Coverage


#3081

AFL isn’t a sport either. I hope you get as annoyed as I do when people refer to Australian Rules Football as AFL.


#3082

I didn’t say it was. The AFL is a competition consisting of 18 teams. These are not AFL matches.


#3083


#3084

How so?


#3085

AFLX is in some respects not dissimilar in concept to the “Lightning Premiership” series that was played in that year (for the first and only time since the 1950s).


#3086

What do you think of the aflx graphics?

  • Electrifying
  • Horrible - rather have the 2012-18 font instead

0 voters


#3087

Ah, not really. Not sure if you were around in 1996, but trust me, nothing like that lightening premiership.


#3088

I was around in 1996, but being 14 months old then I certainly wouldn’t remember it! It was the only thing I could think that would make sense of AFLX bringing back memories of that year for someone.


#3089

Oh dear my kids are older then you lol


#3090

Main differences from the regular season were

  • last touch OB from anywhere, but no direct shots for goal could be made from a last touch OB
  • 6 on the bench but still 18 per side on the full sized ground (being Waverley it really was a full sized ground, that year there were only 3 interchange players)
  • 3 points for hitting the post (signal was similar to the 9 point goals used in the pre season comps from 2003 onwards) and for a deliberate rushed behind
  • 4 goal umpires (2 at each end)
  • 2 halves of 17:30 duration

Essendon beat Brisbane in the final. Tournament was ruined by rain and unseasonably (by most city standards apart from Melbourne’s) cold weather.


#3091

Yeah, don’t think there’s much of a comparison


#3092

AFLX was the #1 rating non-news program in Melbourne and Adelaide last night.


#3093

Abbey Holmes and Georgie Parker joined Jason Bennett for the Dogs vs Lions clash


#3094

Just thought of something stupid for a minute, when I first read Georgie Parker, I first thing that came to mind was Georgie Parker from the TV show All Saints! & I am thinking what the hell is she doing on the AFLW coverage? :joy:


#3095

Georgie Parker was a former Hockeyroos player who joined Collingwood AFLW team in 2017 off season.


#3096

when will they ever just rebrand their whole graphics set?


#3097

Well hopefully by the year 2030 would be nice.


#3098

Luke “Duke” Darcy?


#3099

That’s what MMM call him. Doesn’t really sound as though it will catch on to the public though.


#3100

Adelaide co-captain Chelsea Randall joins Seven’s coverage of AFLW match between Carlton and Collingwood this evening.

Randall’s former coach Bec Goddard provided special comments for Brisbane v Geelong this afternoon. But isn’t she working exclusively for Fox Footy?